When the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog first came out there was one stamp set that I just loved.  Can you guess which one?

It is the Nature Walk stamp set – and I got the wood version because I think it is so pretty that I can just set the stamps out on a shelf for decoration if I want to.  I have been using the set but I’m not sure if I have shared any on my blog.  Today I have a card that is similar to one that we saw at Leadership.  It was a card that Shelli showed us on stage – I think hers was possibly a 3×3 card – mine is actually a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ card.  I have been making this size card lately and like that it is a square but it still fits in our medium sized envelopes.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler.  There is a strip of Basic Black that was textured with the Square Lattice textured embossing folder.

The scallop circle is a Big Shot die cut from White Naturals card stock.  Then the Nature Walk stamp set is sort of stamped as a collage on the scallop circle.  The bird cage in Crumb Cake, the floral in Always Artichoke, the bee in Basic Black, the number in Cherry Cobbler.  I added a thank you greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes but you could use this for many different things. 

The inside is stamped to match.  On both pieces I used the Color Spritzer with the Stampin’ Write marker to add some more speckles.  At the top of the scallop I punched two holes and threaded a piece of Linen Thread through it – then I created a cheater bow – I’ll have to try to find the blog that I saw this on – basically you take your ribbon and hold it like the cancer ribbon with the loop at the top and the ends crossed.  Then you take the center of the loop and bring it down to the crossed part.  Take and place that in between the Linen Thread and then tie the thread around it until it is tight – adjust the loops and tails to get the bow you want.

There is been some bird activity around my bird houses.  Here are a couple of pictures of House #1 – one is a tufted titmouse from a couple of days ago and the other the female bluebird from last week.

Tufted Titmouse

House #2 and #3 have also had some visitors.

Bluebird

And I’ve even had some lookers at the Woodpecker house – that is exciting because it is new – I didn’t have it last spring.

There is also a new house that my friend Sue gave me – it looks like a cat and the birds go in and out through the mouth.  I haven’t seen any birds near it yet.  The dogs do check it out occasionally making sure it isn’t a real cat hanging there.

 

Spring Bingo players – is anyone getting close – any three or four in a row – or is there a 5 in a row winner today?

Here are the next two pieces –

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Have a great day!